Washington DC – Day 1

Since we didn’t have a beach vacation planned for this year we decided we would plan some smaller road trips. So when Scott found out the Chelsea (Premier League Soccer team) would be playing in DC this summer, the family adventure to DC was planned.

We loaded up the van and hit the road on a Sunday morning. We drove most of the way before we stopped at a Cracker Barrel for lunch.

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Then we made the rest of the drive to Rosslyn, VA. We stayed at the Key Bridge Marriot which is located at the end of the Key Bridge, just inside the VA state line. We had a lovely view of the Potomac River and Georgetown. There was a metro stop a few blocks away and that plus walking (oh my, so much walking) is how we got around. After we checked in and got settled we headed to the metro and bought metro passes for everyone.

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Our first stop was Arlington National Cemetery and we walked up to the top of the Cemetery to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier for the Changing of the Guard. The kids sat quietly (I think that they were happy not to be walking anymore) throughout the wait and the ceremony.

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Then we hopped back on the metro and headed into DC to find dinner. Based on a quick search I found a burger and shake place that ended up being really good and quick which we needed for the hungry children (Burger, Tap & Shake). I had the black cherry milkshake – it was delicious.

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Back to the hotel for bed – hotel sleep with kids is not my favorite, but eventually everyone fell asleep.

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